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A KEY TO STEAM ENGINEERING - A THOROUGH AND EXHAUSTIVE CATECHISM OF THE STEAM ENGINE AND BOILER, AND PRACTICAL IDEAS, GATHERED FROM TWENTY-FOUR YEARS' EXPERIENCE WITH THE STEAM ENGINE

By: Williams, Henry S. ; [Stewart A. Jellett ]

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Boston, Mason Regulator Company: 1891

Seller ID: 40440

Condition: Very Good


Includes Combustion of Coal- Chemically and Practically Considered. Original owner's name on ffep -- Stewart A. Jellett - founder of the eponymous engineering company in Philadelphia. Jellett also served as President of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Contents clean and tight in original stiff wrappers, rubbed at extremities. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

MERE LITERATURE AND OTHER ESSAYS including The Interpreter of English Liberty [on Edmund Burke]

By: Wilson, Woodrow

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1896

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39144

Condition: Very Good+


(vi), 247 pages; Clean and tight in publisher's brown polished buckram cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and gilt ruling at top of front board, top edges gilt. An extremely nice example of this handsomely produced book, with only faint rubbing and two very tiny chips to the cloth at the spine ends. The First Edition - as indicated by the presence of the date 1896 on the title page as well as the copyright page. OCLC: 184212 In 1896, Wilson had served on the Princeton faculty as professor of jurisprudence and political economy for six years. The Princeton Presidency would come in 1... View more info

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The Drama - Its Law and Its Technique

By: Woodbridge [Morris], Elisabeth

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Boston, New York and London, Lamson, Wolffe and Company: 1898

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41284

Condition: Very Good


xvi, 181 pages; Publisher's dark blue cloth, front cover and spine lettered in gilt, the front cover's stamping is framed with a pair of gilt rules. OCLC: 641108734 True first edition of this interesting study by Elisabeth Woodbridge (1870-1964), who earned a PhD from Yale (and Phi Beta Kappa membership) earlier in 1898. This unusual advanced degree for an American woman in the nineteenth century followed early secondary education in her native Brooklyn and a Vassar College B.A. in 1892. After her marriage to Charles Gould Morris in 1899, she wrote and taught as Elisabeth W. Morris. John ... View more info

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ORGANISME ET SOCIETE

By: Worms, Rene

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Paris, V. Giard & E. Briere: 1896

Seller ID: 40159

Condition: Very Good


Bibliotheque Sociologique Internationale; 412 pages; Clean and tight in original binding of flexible brown leather with gilt lettering. Leather lightly chipped at spine ends, lightly faded at spine. Comparisons between societies and biological organisms were used by Comte, Herbert Spencer, Schaeffle, and dozens of others in the nineteenth century. Worms presented highly detailed comparisons between biological and social organisms in this work Organisme et Societe (1896). The issue of "organicism" was heatedly debated at the 1897 Congress of the Institut International de Sociologie. ... View more info

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Three Months with the New York Herald or, Old News on Board of a Homeward-Bounder

By: Wright, Capt. A. Minott

Price: $9.94

Publisher: New York, Published for the Author By William Beverley Harrison: 1891

Seller ID: 40715

Condition: Near Fine


222 pages; Publisher's pale blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front cover lettered within a decorative pattern in dark blue - incorporating a mariner's compass and a ship's wheel. A crisp, fresh copy - with just a hint of rubbing at the spine ends and a couple of small faint marks on the rear cover. An odd book, purportedly musings of a ship's captain on matters of politics, government and modern life, based on his readings in old issues of the New York Herald. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it wit... View more info

ANSICHTEN DER FREIEN HANSESTADT LUBECK UND IHRER UMGEBUNGEN mit 16 Kupfern

By: Zietz, Heinrich Christian;

Price: $1,249.94

Publisher: Frankfurt am Main, Friedrich Wilmans: 1822

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41526

Condition: Very Good


x, (2) 538 pages; Former owner's name, otherwise clean and tight in contemporary quarter black leather over marbled boards, wear at spine ends and rubbed a bit at extremeties. Illustrated with 16 beautiful full page copperplate engravings of various scenes in this beautiful port city. OCLC: 246165965 Heinrich Christian Zietz (*1769- 1834 ) was an evangelical pastor and topographer. This comprehensive description of Lübeck in 1820 under the title Views of the Free Hanseatic City of Lübeck and its surroundings with 16 engravings after designs by Anton Radl is still one of the major sources ... View more info

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STORIES FOR NINON

By: Zola, Emile

Price: $99.94

Publisher: New York, Geo. H. Richmond & Son: 1898

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 39120

Condition: Very Good+


342 pages; Clean and tight in original light red cloth binding with white lettering, cloth mildly darkened at spine. Frontispiece portrait of Emile Zola after a lithographic by Will Rothenstein. Translated by Vizetelly. This First American Edition combines stories from Zola's Contes a Ninon and Nouveaux Contes a Ninon, including Simplice, Sister of the Poor, The Love-Fairy, Sister-of-the-Poor, Thieves and The Ass, The Adventures of Big Sidoine and Little Mederic, A Bath, The Strawberries, Neighbor Jacques, Paradise of Cats, The Slack Season and many, many more. ; Experience the pleasure o... View more info